THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
---------------------------------------- haha finally Saki in some cosplay, I like how Kousaka shut down her tearful escape route before she had a chance to back out of it, hmm and I guess I should probably also start the Kujibiki Unbalance series since there is so much promotion for it in Genshiken, it seems interesting^^,
This episode was pretty identical to the manga... well not like they've deviated much in any of the episodes, but this one felt particularly similar.
Also, to the comments about Kuji-un above... It originally wasn't a real series. They referred to it a lot in the Genshiken manga, and it eventually became a series of its own. So calling Genshiken an advertisement for Kuji-un is kind of silly. To be more precise, it would be the other way around. :-P
I liked Saki here, but I also really liked seeing Ohno completely in her element helping with the Cosplay. That's her area of expertise, and it was great to see her come out of her shell a little bit because of it.
Why the hell are the guys so whipped by Saki at the start of the ep? Her snapping at the guys and telling them to throw out/recycle/take out items from the clubroom and for them to follow her orders I just don't understand (especially Madarame, if it hadn't been for your developing feelings for her started a few eps back, I have a feeling he would have told her to gtfo.) Also, who else was concerned that the bucket filled with liquids that Saki tried to pour onto the fire was actually flammable (and if so, would've made it more dangerous since Ohno was then soaked with it, all-the-while being so close to the fire behind her...LOL)
JogaBonito said: This anime is just too good. Lol at how Saki just bosses everyone around. Id be proper pissed if she bossed me around like that especially when she made the group throw out all those toys and manga.
Madarame: She'll make an excellent mother one day!
Sasahara: she throws out whatever she wants
Kugayama: she calls models toys and then break them
Oh I forgot to mention. I also think saki is insane. When she wanted to throw out the stuff. No way!!! Especially the porn doujinshi. Does she have any idea how much that costs!? I wanted to buy one for a friends bday at a con and the cheapest was 45. Those things are expensive. It would be a giant waste of money to throw them away.
Looks like the prices at Comiket were much cheaper (the equivalent of $3 to $10) so I suspect you're talking about North American cons with plenty of middle-men taking a cut (and possibly a risk at customs depending on the subject matter).
Saki has really become the main character here if you look at screen time and plot time--not a bad thing but interesting since she is the non-otaku in the bunch.
Waaa.. Saki finally in cosplay and she even look great! And I don't know but I am suddenly shipping for Madarame and Saki. Haha. They will probably look fun together although Madarame will never have a chance.
Nice as usual narrative that manages to shine again the character of Saki, Madarame is increasingly attracted to her, is not just a guess but increasingly a certainty that is emerging gradually.
Too bad that the designs are always so ugly, only exception when Saki ago cosplay.
Nice the OP and ED.